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Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy

Grades: 9-12
99 Terrace View Avenue
Bronx NY 10463
Phone: 718-563-6678

Our Insights

What’s Special

Classes in computer science and engineering

The Downside

Poor attendance and academic performance

Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy (BETA), which shares the John F. Kennedy Campus with other small schools, began as a program affiliated with Manhattan College's School of Engineering. All students are expected to complete four years of math, technology/engineering, and science. There are classes in computer science and engineering.

Unfortunately, most students enter with poor academic skills. Attendance is poor and the graduation rate is below the citywide average. 

Admissions: Students are admitted according to Educational Option formula designed to ensure a mix of low- and high-achieving students. Priority goes to students who attend an open house and submit a writing exercise onsite. (Saba Sebhatu, web reports and DOE data, October 2018)

 

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
56%
77% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
79%
85% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
51%
36% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
89%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
78%
81% Citywide Average

From 2016-17 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
90%
74% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
0.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
70%
80% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
40%
44% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
57%
39% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
60%
66% Citywide Average

From 2017 NY State Graduation Outcomes

How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
0%
13% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2017-18 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
399
Asian
3%
Black
29%
Hispanic
63%
White
3%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
91%
Students with disabilities
26%
English language learners
16%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
80%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
55%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
52%
63% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
47%
68% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

Bronx Engineering & Technology Academy (BETA)
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Requirements:
  • Attend Open House and Individual Interview (on-site)
  • Writing Exercise (on-site)
Program Description:

BETA's New York State certified CTE architectural engineering program. Engineering and technology is used as a lens through which everyday problems are analyzed, approached, and solved. Students are required to complete four years of math, science, and technology. Students are required to earn a 75 or higher on the English Regents and a 70 or higher on the Math Regents.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP U.S. History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Golf, Stunt

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on the NYCDOE’s School Finder
NYC Department of Education: School Finder

Contact & Location

Location

Kingsbridge (District 10)
Trains: 1 Line to Marble Hill-225th St
Buses: Bx1, Bx10, Bx2, Bx20, Bx7, Bx9, M100

Contact

Principal
Vijayal Montgomery-Giles
Parent Coordinator
MARGARITA GRAHAM BRICE

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the John F. Kennedy Educational Campus with six other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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